88 People Whose Christmas Was As “Good” As The Year 2020

As much as we’d like the cursed year of 2020 to end without leaving it the opportunity to raise our cortisol levels from stress even further, it doesn’t mean that the Christmas holidays are canceled.

In fact, if you’re reading the post, I must give you a big round of applause for surviving it, ‘cause at this point, no one can be sure about virtually anything. Like whether or not we won’t choke on a turkey breast covered in gravy, or whether or not you might enter a warzone with your in-laws for making fun of Covid deniers.

But that doesn’t mean there were no fails. On the contrary, Christmas makes everyone super vulnerable to all kinds of failure. Like, receiving the worst Santa gifts, finding the perfume bottle you gifted to your loved one next to the toilet fresheners, or simply realizing your Christmas hasn’t been very merry—no one is immune to their fair share of festive breakdown.

I leave the stage to this merry Bored Panda compilation of all the what-ifs and oh-my-gods turned reality that just reminds us once again that this is not your usual Christmas. It’s Christmas: 2020 edition.

#1 My Parents (Late 70s) Got Me A PS5 Controller For Christmas. I Do Not Own A Playstation 5

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#2 Walked Outside To Leave For Work Today, And Some Kind Individual Stole All My Wheels. Happy Holidays

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#3 My 6-Year-Old Got Tattoo Markers For Christmas And Disappeared For Half An Hour. Bonus: We Can’t Get It To Come Off

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#4 I Ordered A 6ft Tall Rainbow Tree From A Facebook Ad And This Is What Showed Up. I’m Crying From Laughing So Hard, I’ve Never Had This Happen In Real Life

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#5 My Secret Santa Gift That I Got Last Year. I Wanted An Animation Book

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#6 When The Perfume You Bought Your Wife For Christmas Ends Up In The Toilet As ‘Air Freshener’

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#7 For Christmas, My Dad Received The Exact Outfit That He Was Wearing

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#8 After Buying Christmas Decorations For My House, I Was Biking Home And Was Hit By A Car (Hit And Run) Causing Me To Black Out From Massive Head Trauma. This Is How Much I Owe For My Ambulance Bill

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#9 Dad’s Christmas Hasn’t Been Very Merry

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#10 My Sister Rented A Flat Here In North Of Iceland For Christmas, This Is Her View

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#11 What I Ordered vs. What I Got

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#12 My Wife Started Painting Ornaments For Christmas, And Only Realized After She Finished This Bird That She Did It Upside Down

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#13 My Brother Got A Shirt For Christmas

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#14 When Your Puppy Chews Your Son’s Big Gift On Christmas Eve

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#15 One Sprout For Christmas Dinner

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#16 Sister-In-Law Orders A Japanese Whiskey For Me Every Christmas. I Don’t Think She Read The Description This Time When She Shipped Me A $50 Bottle Of Soy Sauce

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#17 Ordered An Ortament That Was Described As Ceramic In The Description (Top Pic), What I Got Was The Other 2 Pics

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#18 Got My Positive Corona Results On Sunday, Today My Cupboard All Of A Sudden Decided To Ejaculate All Of Its Glasses Into The Christmas Tree. 2021 Here We Come

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#19 This ‘Bottle Of Scotch’ At My Office’s White Elephant Gift Exchange Was Stolen Twice Before Anyone Opened It

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#20 Sibling Gift Exchange

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#21 12-Year-Old Set His Lawn On Fire After Getting Magnifying Glass For Christmas

Christmas Day was memorable to say the least! My twelve-year-old son Cayden, who is an avid reader, an honor student, and interested in science, asked for a magnifying glass for Christmas. (It’s like a basketball player asking for basketball shoes.) We thought it was for reading, but instead, he tried to see if he could light a fire with it! We discovered that he and his two brothers went out on the driveway to see if they could burn a couple holes in some newspaper. Everything was under control until the boys came running into the house telling us that a corner of the lawn was on fire and the Christmas lights were melting! Justin and I rushed outside to see the entire front lawn turning black! We grabbed buckets, turned on the hose and sprinklers, and I grabbed blankets to smother and trap it – before it could spread any more into the neighbors’ yard! What a sight to see – a bunch of people running around crazy trying to put a front lawn fire out while wearing matching Christmas jammies!

I want to reiterate this was an accident. It could have been worse but it wasn’t. So instead of a tragedy, it will now be a Christmas to remember! 2019 – The Christmas lawn lit on fire. Oh and never buy a magnifying glass for your son!

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#22 I’m A 23-Year-Old Man That Can Rebuild An Engine, Fabricate My Own Parts, And Drive Anything With A Steering Wheel. But For The Life Of Me Cannot Wrap An X-Mas Gift

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#23 Guess Who Got A Call Yesterday Saying He Had Work On Christmas Day

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#24 Wasn’t On, Nobody Standing Near It, And My Oven Just Shattered. Just In Time For The Holidays

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#25 Accidentally Put Christmas Breakfast On An Active Burner

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#26 My Friends In The Sky Decided To Leave Me A Christmas Present While I Was Away. Thanks, Guys

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#27 Happy Christmas

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#28 Christmas AirPods Turn Out To Be A Chewy Toy

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#29 My First Apple Pie I Made Last Night Got Left On The Roof Of My Car Never To Be Seen Again. Pour One Out For The Homie

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#30 At Least It’s Something

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#31 That Is How You Know Your Mom Listens To Everything You Say

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#32 Most Of My Gifts Are Stuck In A Distribution Center, And Have Been For Over 2 Weeks. Guess My Brother In Law Gets This

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#33 Apparently One Of Our Present From Family Was A Box Of Fudge. Dogs Figured It Out And Now There Is Puke All Over My House

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#34 My Daughter’s Christmas List I Just Read. I Almost Choked On My Burger

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#35 My Girlfriend And I Bought Each Other The Exact Same Present. I’ve Never Laughed So Hard In My Life

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#36 Got This For Christmas Because I Always Lose My Keys, But Now I Can’t Find My Keys To Put It On The Keychain

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#37 The Letters On My Holiday Bathroom Towel Wore Off

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#38 Merry Christmas To The Ground

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#39 My Mom’s Christmas Cookies Before And After Baking

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#40 This Is What Happens When You Forget To Poke A Hole In Spaghetti Squash And Then Attempt To Cut It After It’s Baked. It Explodes In Your Face

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#41 Well, Back To Video Games And Beer

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#42 After Weeks Of Waiting, My Son’s Stocking Arrived. It’s December 29th

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#43 Someone Got To The Presents First

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#44 My 81-Year-Old Grandma Didn’t Look Close Enough At The Jumper She Bought For Xmas This Year

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#45 Heard Something During The Christmas Dinner, Came Back To This

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#46 Dad Is Fired From Christmas Card Duty

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#47 I Ordered A Sweater For My Roommate And I Think They Sent Me The Wrong One. Poor Grampy

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#48 My ‘Hotel Chocolat Hamper’ That I Won In The Staff Raffle. The Raffle Was In Place Of Staff Bonuses This Year

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#49 Husband Grabbed His Gift From The Front Porch This Morning, He’ll Never Guess What It Is

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#50 Bought My Wife’s Christmas Gift On 12/10 And Was So Proud Of Myself When I Paid Extra For Two-Day FedEx Shipping

It’s been from WI to IL to NE to CO to NV to UT and is now in CA. I live on the East Coast.

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#51 I Asked The Kids To Check On How Many Eggs We Had Left, Quote “We Have Plenty”

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#52 I Know It’s Supposed To Be A Soldier Kneeling But I Don’t See That

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#53 Cat Ruins Christmas Photo

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#54 28 Years Ago I Had To “Share” My Nintendo With My Sister

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#55 Been Waiting 2 Months For My Gas Range To Be Shipped From Italy Only To Have Them Drop And Smash It 20ft From My House. No More Xmas At House

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#56 Just Plugged In The New Monitor I Got For Christmas, 144 Hz Never Looked So Good

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#57 We Had A Ton Of Rain And Lost Power Early Christmas Morning, Things Got Worse From There

There is a stream that runs underneath a bridge bypass. We had so much rain, it overflowed and eroded.

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#58 Long Distance Girlfriend Sent Me A Christmas Present. Raccoons Decided It Was Theirs

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#59 My 70-Year-Old Grandma Gifted Me “Anime” Underwear For Christmas. Had To Explain That It’s Not Anime

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#60 My Parents Got Me A Beautiful New Guitar For Christmas That Broke In The Case

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#61 A Family Friend Of Ours Son Opened Every Gift In Their House While They Were Sleeping Last Night

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#62 Expiration Day

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#63 My Annual Christmas Cookie Fail Ladies And Gentleman. Note To Self: Don’t Feed Baby Yoda/Grogu Cookies After Midnight

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#64 Nailed It.

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#65 Trying To Pop Out My Xmas Ice Cubes

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#66 My Christmas Present

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#67 My Brother Ordered This For My Boyfriend For Christmas. We Live Together, And Guess Who Opened The Door When The Mail Came?

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#68 Spent Two Days Making Christmas Cookies. Put Them In The Freezer. Open The Freezer For Something Else, And The Container Slips Out And Lands Face Down

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#69 Every Year My In-Laws Have A Gingerbread House Competition And Every Year I’m Still A Disappointment

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#70 Opening A Brand New Xbox One S On Christmas Morning To Find A Used VHS Player

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#71 Christmas Lunch Ruined For A Few Extra $ On Weigh-In

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#72 So Just A Few Days Before Christmas The Middle Strand Of Lights Broke Down In Our Fully Ornamented Tree

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#73 The Most Terrifying Christmas Cookie That I Accidentally Made

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#74 My Wife And 5-Year-Old Surprised Me With Homemade Christmas Cookies Tonight

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#75 They Probably Should Have Coordinated

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#76 I Got My Girl A Switch, Headphones, And A Book On Toasts. She Got Me A Shirt That Says “I Lose Weight” In Japanese. Merry Xmas Everyone

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#77 There Was An Attempt To Wrap A Gift For Christmas

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#78 I Got My 80 Yr Old Father This As A Gag Gift. When He Opened It, He Got All Embarrassed And Immediately Tucked It Away. Later, I Privately Asked Him Why He Got All Weird About It, And I Found Out That He Was Under The Impression That It Was A Sex Toy

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#79 What I Ordered vs. What I Got

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#80 My 4-Year-Old Daughter Brought Home This Gingerbread Man From Daycare. It’s Already Startled My Wife And Me A Few Times

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#81 If You Don’t Succeed, Try Again

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#82 Ordered A Blanket W Photos Of Our Deceased Dog For Christmas. Received A Very Nice Blanket — With Someone Else’s Dog In It

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#83 My Niece’s Reaction To Getting Clothes For Christmas Is A Whole Mood

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#84 I Got My Dad A Christmas Sweater. Didn’t Notice The 2nd Carrot Until The Family Photo

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#85 Auntie Sure Has A Sense Of Humor

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#86 Tried To Take A Nice Picture With My Dog For Xmas. She Objected By Clawing My Nip

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#87 One Of My Cats Gave Me A Fantastic Christmas Present Today

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#88 Watched My Friends Dogs Today While They Were Gone, Tried To Get A Cute Picture For Them And Ended Up With Accidental Gem/Nightmare. Merry Christmas!

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